It's official: Male dancer earns spot on New Orleans Saints dance team, a first for squad (1 Viewer)


Ramon Antonio Vargas | The Advocate

There will be a man among the Saintsations’ ranks next season — for the first time ever.

Jesse Hernandez earned a spot on the Saints’ dance squad, the team revealed Friday. The 25-year-old native of Maurice, a town outside of Lafayette, is one of 34 dancers chosen to represent the Saints for the upcoming NFL campaign.

Because the squad that’s been called the Saintsations has never had a male dancer in its three-decade existence, many have asked about the type of uniform Hernandez may wear if his bid to join the team succeeded. ...

The final round of auditions, held at the Saints’ indoor training facility in Metairie on April 25, may have provided a hint.

The only man to even try out, he wore a tank top and shorts and didn’t use pom-poms in portions where he was dancing as part of a group. The women next to him wore two-piece, swimsuit-style tops and bottoms and wielded the pom-poms. ...

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